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Friday, October 11, 2013

On the road again, and again



The last couple of weeks before our trip it seemed that all our friends and family wanted to get together. That was great, but cut into our packing and planning. At some point the thing to do was to just get everything loaded in the van. Sorting can happen later.

The house shutdown went well. Of course, I won't know exactly how well until it's time to restart everything. That's when I find out if the plumbing was well drained or if I need to play plumber again.

We were a bit late meeting up with friends downstate due to an accident on the highway -mine. Nothing major, no one was hurt, but we tapped bumpers with a Buic. Both cars were drivable. I haven't had an insurance claim in 39 years of driving. Let's see how my insurance company treats me.

My lovely wife and I will be spending time with family for a few days. My grandson will be baptized on Sunday. A niece whom I haven't seen in a few years will be flying up. Our other daughter and her family will be joining us. Even if they weren't family, they are the sort of people I'd like to hang with anyway.

We should be back in the road again on Monday. I think I'll wait until the commuter traffic dies down to a dull roar. The 95 loop around Boston is crazy drive at the best of times. The plan is to head far enough west to avoid the Boston/Washington DC urban areas, then head south. Over the years I've learned the shortest path is not the fastest.

-Sixbears



12 comments:

  1. I guess you didn't have enough damage to prevent continuing your trip. Sorry to hear about the bump in the road and may the rest of the trip be uneventful.

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    1. Thanks Dizzy. No one was hurt and the rest is just stuff. We can continue our trip, so it's all good.

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  2. If the truckers are doing what they promised, you might want to wait until Monday regardless.

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    1. Looks like the truck thing might fizzle out, but why take chances?

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you were in an accident but glad no one was hurt.

    Any time you can avoid DC traffic is a good thing.
    I used to live up that way and commute into the city was ridiculous.

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    1. It must have been a terrible commute. I stay miles away from it if I can.

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  4. May the rest of your journey be clear sailing!

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  5. Would avoid DC at all costs. I-95 is terrible around there until you get past Richmond. Safe journey.

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  6. Most of the time I don't even mind Richmond as the traffic keeps moving. If it looks bad, there's always the loop around it.

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  7. Have a safe trip and good traveling!

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    1. Hope it gets better from here. Thanks Hermit.

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